English tottenham cake
English tottenham cake was for years one of the most popular cakes from England. Back in the 80’s, this cake was for sale at one of the best pastry shops in Amsterdam. This shop baked one big round sponge cake and on top with soft pink glaze. Bakeries in England sell this cake by the piece. They look like big petit fours pieces with pink glaze. In the UK one piece cost less than 1 pound. In my town it was a different story!
When you want to have a piece, the price went by the grams. So a piece of English tottenham cake became very expensive one! During the years I have searched alot for this recipe and baked this cake several times. I wasn’t satisfied with the result, because it did not meet the standards of the cake I was use to. The great Brittish bake off had this cake in their show and became popular again. Unfortunately, the show deleted their recipe online. Ok! Now it is time to develope one myself! and I am happy to share this with you!
Tottenham cake batter and cake.
Mix and match ingredients
For this recipe I have mixed 50% pastry flour (type 00) and 50% Almond selfrise flour. Almond selfrise flour is gluten free! This type of flour is new in European grocery stores. There are more people with gluten intolerance these days. That’s why this product is becoming more popular in the baking world. When you can’t find almond selfrise flour, you can exchange this for regular almond flour or self rising flour. My recipe instructs to use 1/2 tsp of baking powder, When you use selfrise flour or almond flour, you can use 1 tsp of baking powder!
Tottenham cake cut in pieces like petit fours.
English Tottenham cake is a small cake! For this recipe I am using a square baking pan which is 8×8 inch ( 20cm x20cm). With this baking pan, you can get 9 petit four Tottenham cakes our of this. That’s why this recipe fits so well with high tea’s. Before you start preparing this cake, make sure your oven is pre heated on 325 fahrenheit (160 celsius). Butter your cake pan and cover this with a piece of parchment papier. For more baking instructions, please see my recipe below.
Tottenham cake petit fours for high tea
The last part of this cake is pink glaze. for this recipe I am using confectioner sugar in combination with red syrup, juice and butter! I melt 1/2 tbsp of butter up front and mix this with syrup and juice until I have creamy glaze. The flavor of my glaze comes from raspberry, strawberry or cherry syrup. Beets and raspberry juice are natural food colors without E numbers. Well when you have questions or comment about this recipe, please use our box below.
Enjoy baking English tottenham cake! Whenever you have a high tea party, this will be one of your favorite sweets at your high tea. The color of this cake attracks people, the taste will be a compliment for your baking!
Tottenham cake recipe. Good for high tea and petit four pastry.